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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - May 16, 1968, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy Cool Tonight Partial Clearing Friday WINONA DAILY NEWS TOMORROW SUN RISES SETS NEW MOON MAY 27 MINNESOTA THURSDAY MAY H 1961 TEN CENTS PER COPY Slash Mid Velvet Portieres Classified Section 2 SECTIONS 28 PAGES Death Toll Hits 70 14 Dead Hundreds Injured in Iowa CHARLES CITY Iowa AP Separate far- tore devastating paths through two east Wednesday more than a dozen persons dead hundreds injured and lions of dollars In destruction There were fears the death toll ol 14 would rise as rescue workers combed the debris in Charles City and Oelwein 50 miles away Both cities caught the brunt of the deadly twisters The funnel roared through the center of the downtown Charles City population shortly after 4 p.m Sheriff L L Lane said there were 11 con- firmed deaths and a very strong possibility that we nave many more persons burled Gary Mossman working in office building said there was tremendous roar and a great vacuum It almost looked like two funnels It jumped over our hospital by the grace of Cod stepped down again and started walking a right through he said About an hour later Oelwein population 8 282 was struck by i twister that moved in from the south edge of the city and blasted path through the business section The Highway Patrol said at least two sons were killed and one was missing and a child was reported killed just north of the city Dean Meyer an engineer with radio station KUkL was broadcasting a tornado warning when the funnel struck God help cried Meyer as the station tower came crashing down He was not injured In Charles City most buildings in an DESTRUCTION Charles City and wein in northeast Iowa were hit by tornadoes late Wednesday afternoon The twisters left 14 dead hundreds injured and damage of dollars In the photo at left the destruction wrought by the tornadoes is evident in the downtown section of Oelwein where three were killed and 50 injured tornado cut through the center of town before moving through a residential area At right downtown Charles City is littered with debris after a twister smashed through an area Charles City police had confirmed 11 dead and feared the toll would go higher as searchers worked through the piles of Force May Be Next Proposal PARIS AP Despite lock in the talks about an end to the bombing of North Vietnam the United States is working on support any nam settlement with a keeping system run by neutral Asian nations Diplomatic officials reporting this today said the idea is to provide more effective sion than has been provided by the powerless Indochina Control Commission made up of India Poland and Canada If the exchanges between W Averell Harriman and Minister of Slate Xuan Thuy bear fruit the Americans would like to see the machinery police any peace ments in the hands of such Asian states as Burma In- dia arid Indonesia Harriman signaled American thinking on the subject in pre- his government's first policy statement in the peace talks He said any new ment would need international supervision but on a stronger wider basis that the sion set up by the 1954 Geneva accords that ended France's war in Indochina Experience has ed the of the ing said man We believe one of our major tasks will be to devise more effective ways of ing any agreement and insuring the fair and equitable tion of complaints He added that Ihc of Asia with their crucial interests in stability area should be associated with the monitoring of any agreements reached On the face of it his would seem to offer Communist China a part in the policing job But pollution the diplomatic sources stressed There's wvu that the Americans have no Mcany said such idea in mind Instead lucti m minu ulc Washington membership after first chafing in In any control system confined under Reuther's assault lately been firing back to neutral or nonaligned tries the informants said so the communists can't exercise the veto that has kept the present control commission powerless Although the peace talks seem let be bombing north of the parallel tie spokesmen refuse to be The realty henpecked band is one who buys wife machins for his birthday v man Hover saw a sign in a We don't Cash Checks We Have Good Supply Left Over From Last Year Says the Age is that awful feeling you get when you tell your son What do you mean What's a running A hippie's in trouble with Internal nue says Dick Cavett He tried to deduct two sugar cubes as expenses For more laughs see Earl Wilson on Page AFl-CIO to Lose Biggest Richest Union WASHINGTON AP The AFL-CIO loses its biggest est union today when dent George Meany mails a for- mal letter suspending Walter Reuther's United Auto Workers for refusing to pay its dues An aide said Meany was drafting a businesslike tetter to Reuther who joined him in founding the giant labor tion 13 years ago The teller will cost Ihc CIO 1.5 million members and more than million a year in dues but the final break be- tween the two powerful labor leaders stemmed from virtually everything except money It capped a two-year Reuther attack on Meany's leadership as undemocratic and nant in AFL-CIO policies on everything from wages to water There's been a one-sided But the former bal broadsides We have some s on our Meany recently in defending the AFL-CIO from Reuther's be organizing millions more workers Highest of War SAIGON CAP North troops launched strong attacks today north of Saigon and in the Central Highlands as the U.S Command announced that more American soldiers were killed last week than in any week of the Vietnam war U.S Command said 562 were killed 19 more than of the American death toll re- the previous record in the week suited from heavy action in the nf WOK u c provinces where U.S Marines fought several killed last week no record ties last week around Dong Ha while South Vietnamese quarters said 675 government troops were killed their third highest weekly toll of the war A U.S laid ranch 6 Coal Miners Presumed Lost Found Alive HOMINY FALLS W Va AP Six coal miners trapped nearly ten days two miles deep ia a flooded mine shaft were rescued early today and were termed all in good shape They had been given up for dead since there had been no word from them since they were trapped The other fear trapped with them since May 6 were found dead and their bodies were due to be brought out later today Work had continued around the clock to reach the ten men APARTMENTS FALL IN LONDON 10 DEAD MISSING LONDON The side of a apartment building in don's East End collapsed after an explosion at dawn today Ten persons perished are missing Police said three bodies had been recovered from the wreckage Seven occupants of the building were taken to a hospital and police said here was little hope of ing any more survivors in the Firemen pulled tons of debris from the crumpled of Ihc building but tuc teams were called off because of danger of filling walls Authorities said evidence ef an explosion was found near a gas stove on the 18th floor of the building which completed only two months ago MINERS 11 miles south of the zone The week also saw hard fighting in and around gon as American and South Vietnamese forces crushed the second enemy offensive within four months against the capital Allied forces reported nearly 400 more Viet Cong and North Vietnamese killed Wednesday in clashes from the Mekong Delta to the zone And today there were reports of more fighting in the Central Highlands on three sides of Kontum a key cial capital and near Khe Sanh in the northwest corner of the country The communist command to be trying to keep up the military pressure to strengthen its bargaining tion at the Paris peace talks It sent troops storming at can and Australian positions and South Vietnamese outposts Near Khe Sanh North troops fought U.S rines from bunkers for VA hours The heaviest fighting was around City where an allied force reported 147 North Vietnamese killed in five hours of action Wednesday during which not an allied soldier was killed That was seven miles northeast of City day in the darkness before dawn North Vietnamese troops about 20 miles west of the city opened up with mortars grenades rowers and small arms on a trol base and an of the U.S 4th Infantry Division in 400 yards of each other The defenders of the outpost were forced back to the patrol base which retaliated with and artillery while Air Force armed wilh rapid-firing guns sprayed thousands of rounds into the en positions under the though they were feared dead Another 15 miners isolated a mile away and one mile from the mine's entrance were cued last Saturday The six were given quick checkup at the mine entrance by Dr Lee B Todd and then rushed to Sacred Heart hospital in Richwood 15 miles away The six reached the mine en- trance about 4 EOT and paused for a prayer at the ing of the long horizontal shaft that bores into the foot of a mountain At the hospital the men were shielded from newsmen while doctors checked them and they talked with their families Thank God he's said Mrs Okie Galford of Baltimore sister of John Moore Jr We gave up hope after all this time and wo still can't it He's my only brother and he better not go down that damned mine Newsmen got glimpse of the i nil on Page MA Col 2 hour later renewed the mortar Jfjh attack on the patrol base ARKANSAS Tin I AREAS HIT Underlined are communities in sas Missouri Illinois and Iowa hit by tornadoes late AP block area were demolished the Highway Patrol said Floyd County Memorial at Charles City overflowed with the injured Others taken to hospitals at nearby Mason City and other communities Gov Harold Hughes ordered National Guard troops and available highway patrolmen into both cities which were immediately sealed off by law enforcement officers to prevent keep sightseers from hindering rescue operations Doctors nurses and blood were flown in from as far away as Minneapolis Minn and emergency crews from many northeast Iowa communities moved into the two communities The two twisters were among eight spotted over the state during the day A number of smaller communities were damaged Arkansaw Is Hardest Hit With 43 Dead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The most vicious onslaught of tornadoes this year slammed across the nation's midsection leaving some 70 persons dead and a score of others missing today Property damage ran in- to the millions Hundreds of persons were in- jured The clawing windi smashed structures in a Wednesday evening and night The toll climbed slowly today as rescue workers poked through the ruins Arkansas a state periodically plagued by twisters was est hit with 43 dead lavt counted 14 dead and 20 missing Illinois counted 10 deaths from twisters and severe weather and Missouri and Indiana 1 each The university city of boro Afk reported 34 dead and 350 injured by midmorning tornado bypassed Arkansas State University however and iu students escaped in- jury Five of the communities hit in Trough man Manila Marion and Black Oak are in the state's tornado alley battered by frequent storms In northeastern Iowa City Oelwein and Maynard hardest hit The Red Cross estimated M per cent of Charles City was damaged with 90 businesses wrecked or damaged 300 destroyed and hundreds of tons injured In central and Southern four were killed at la and four in Freeburg Two additional Illinois deaths wen attributed to storms Red Cross said Wapella community of 500 situated 30 miles north of Decatur III 90 per cent damage ery building in the small com- munity except the high school was damaged or destroyed The rash of tornadoes Weather Bureau reported mors than 30 in a area from Kansas to Ohio as a strong cold front clashed with warm humid tures in the mid 80s storms in poured more heavy rain on Continued on Page Col 1 TORNADOES Grass in Resurrection City Free That's All WASHINGTON The 15 acres of federal grass are free but from there on City has to pay its own way Government officials said the planned bivouac of some Poor People's campaigners in the heart of the nation's is ex- to cost the public liltle or nothing In granting permission last Friday for the to set up ing on national park land near the Lincoln Memorial the Interior Department made it clear who was to pay the bills The permit specific that the Southern Christian Conference sponsor of tno lent city is sible and ing the campsite connections with available water sewer er and telephone lines for garbage removal the park to ils original condition when they leave except for wear and tear on the grass All this the permit says WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST WINONA AND VICINITY Considerable cloudiness and windy with a chance of tered light rain or drizzle ial clearing Friday Continued cool tonight a liltle warmer Friday Low tonight high Friday Outlook Temperature near or a little below normal wilh unlikely LOCAL WEATHER Official observations tor the 24 hours ending at 11 m Maximum 85 minimum 42 noon 45 precipitation 1.47 is at the expense of which must also post as security Water and sewer pipes that once served buildings on the cation arc still in place and Resurrection Cily has ped into them The District of Columbia will charge the same rates for water and sewer service as it docs to other customers must even pay for the installation of water meters and an said the deposit for electric service was There's no National Park money Nash Castro of Iht Service's National Cap- ital Region told an inter- viewer All we've done is assign them land The will probably coat the District of bia some money mainly for extra preparedness it won't ba much a spokesman said I
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